Coming Wednesday: Historic Westside house vandalized

One of the first pieces of trivia students of black history in Southern Nevada learn is that there was a time legendary entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Pearl Bailey filled Strip showrooms, but were forced by segregation to sleep on the Westside.

Few things illustrate the mean absurdity of the local civil rights struggle like the image of the great Davis, despite his amazing popularity, infinite cool, and consummate Vegas connections, after the late show catching a cab down to 1001 F Street to hang his hat at Miss Harrison’s boarding house.

Now that house has been vandalized.

Read the story in my column in Wednesday's Review-Journal.


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